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At first glance, Time magazine's " Person of the Year ," Pope Francis, is a mess of contradictions.
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In another surreal step in the ongoing GOP war on women, Michigan legislators have passed a bill requiring women to buy a separate insurance rider to cover abortion, just in case they are one day confronted with the many possible sorrowful scenarios - rape, incest, illness, unviable fetus - that might call for an abortion.
For anyone who didn't know him, Richard Myers was a long time union activist who helped found the Flush Rush movement in the immediate aftermath of Rush Limbaugh's disgusting attack on Sandra Fluke in March, 2012.
In a sign of how the U.S. Senate is adjusting to a new set of procedural rules, senators will be summoned again Friday and over the weekend for a series of votes on lower-level nominees amid sustained Republican objections to the changes.
On June 15, an intoxicated drive around town by several North Texas teens ended with four dead and at least two others critically injured.
Global cancer deaths rose by eight percent to 8.2 million between 2008 and 2012, according to a new report by the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer .
In an effort to combat the spread of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, the Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday it will ask pharmaceutical companies to help rein in overuse of antibiotics on farms.
If, as many expect , a federal appeals court rules to allow an Internet payola system, phone and cable companies will start to prioritize access to the few online sites and services that can afford to pay them extra.
This image from video provided by WJLA shows Jesse Ryan Loskarn, now the former chief of staff to Sen. Lamar Alexander , being escorted from his Washington home by U.S. Postal Inspector police on Wednesday.
Former police chief of Brecknock Township in PA who was fired after repeatedly calling for attacks on liberals and shooting at pictures of President Obama and Nancy Pelosi in video clips has been arrested for possessing and distributing child pornography.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper talks with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office.
You know those pesky companies that track internet users' online activity to scoop information on potential consumers and deliver tailored ads? Internal National Security Agency documents provided by Edward Snowden reveal that the NSA and British intelligence agency GCHQ are using Google "cookies" to track and spy on potential targets.
The trouble with making "functional" government the great aspiration of the American experiment -- as so many pundits and politicians now do -- is that a smoothly operating Congress is not necessarily moral, humane or even economically smart.
When a mob of conservative commentators led by Rush Limbaugh and Fox Business News morning host Stuart Varney recently red-baited Pope Francis, many of us wondered what the self-appointed defender of all-things-Catholic William Donohue would say.
Action begets reaction in foreign policy as in physics, and action unconsidered for its possible consequences has been responsible for many results for which statesmen are eventually sorry, as are multitudes who pay the price.
A war using even a small percentage of the world's nuclear weapons threatens the lives of two billion people, a new report warns.